untreated

adjective
un·​treat·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈtrē-təd How to pronounce untreated (audio) \

Definition of untreated

: not treated untreated wastewater especially : not improved or controlled medically an untreated case of pneumonia untreated diabetic patients

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Synonyms & Antonyms for untreated

Synonyms

crude, native, natural, raw, rude, undressed, unprocessed, unrefined

Antonyms

dressed, processed, refined, treated

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But despite the bit of mystery surrounding M. genitalium, the infection can cause serious issues if left untreated. Claire Gillespie, SELF, "The FDA Just Approved the First Test for Mycoplasma Genitalium, a Commonly Misdiagnosed STI," 1 Feb. 2019 Some believe Jen's entrenchment in the gaming world points to a case of untreated depression. Glamour, "Broken Harts, Episode 7: 'Stone-Cold Narcissist'," 22 Jan. 2019 If left untreated, trichomoniasis can increase the risk of acquiring other STDs, including HIV. Amy Marturana, SELF, "5 STDs You Can Have Without Knowing It," 28 Dec. 2018 One case of untreated depression is estimated to cost over $22,000 annually per mother and baby pair. Nancy Byatt, Philly.com, "Depression affects one in 7 pregnant women. Why isn't there more help for them?," 8 June 2018 Cooke suggests shopping for no-VOC finishes or opting for 100% wool rugs and untreated carpets. Jennifer Fernandez, House Beautiful, "6 Nursery-Decorating Mistakes To Avoid For Your Baby’s Health," 19 Dec. 2018 Patients receiving such treatment are half as likely to have a fatal overdose as untreated addicts. Abbe R. Gluck And, WSJ, "Don’t Sentence Prisoners to Addiction," 10 Dec. 2018 On March 27 of this year, 65,000 gallons of untreated wastewater overflowed from a manhole and got into the wash, according to ADEQ records. Ryan Randazzo, azcentral, "Water taps dry, sewers overflow as Johnson Utilities owner faces bribery trial," 28 June 2018 If left untreated, the pimples can cause bad scarring. Kelsey Castañon, Seventeen, "Everything You Need to Know About Acne — and How to Get Rid of It," 4 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of untreated

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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untreated

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of untreated

: not getting medical care : without medical treatment
: not made better or safer by being treated with a chemical or other substance

untreated

adjective
un·​treat·​ed | \ -ˈtrēt-əd How to pronounce untreated (audio) \

Medical Definition of untreated

: not subjected to treatment an untreated disease

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